Category: Personal Learning

How do WE learn?

As adults, we learn in many different ways.  If you’re a teacher or an instructor, how many of these ways do you use with your students? Practicing / Repeating Reading Internet Discussing Experiencing Thinking / Reflecting Experimenting / Playing Academic Creating Hearing or seeing How Do We Learn? from Maria Andersen This was one small piece of a keynote that I did in Scottsdale, AZ called Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age Possibly Related Posts: Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast about ESIL Lens ESIL: A Learning Lens for the Digital Age Bringing the Real World to Your Math Class Every Day Reimagining Calculus Keynote Adjuncts shouldn’t have to fix a broken...

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Web Tools for Student Learning

I’m in the DC area for a couple days and I was supposed to do a presentation to students at UMD today called “There’s More to the Web than Facebook.” Description: If you think the Internet is for playing games, catching up with friends, and downloading music and videos, you’re right! But there’s a lot more out there that you could be using to help you with your education.  Use Mindmaps to organize a research topic for that long paper.  Find another lecture or a tutorial on a topic you’re having trouble with.  Meet with a group online to discuss a group project.  Write a paper with a group without emailing it back and forth.  Watch some of the most mindblowing video clips on cutting-edge research. Facebook IS great, but there are other Internet applications you should check out too! Unfortunately, several inches of snow closed the UMD campus today, but there’s no reason you still can’t play with the presentation map! The active map of this presentation can be found here. For the record, I should probably admit  that after avoiding Facebook for years, I finally succumbed to the lure of FB in December.  I was pleasantly surprised that, although it is an excellent way to whittle away your time, I enjoy the time spent catching up with old (and new) friends.  I think it is one of...

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